Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to be engaged to her best friend, Darcy (Kate Hudson). Ramifications of the liaison threaten to destroy the women's lifelong friendship, while Ethan (John Krasinski), Rachel's confidant, harbors a potentially explosive secret of his own.
|Release Date||:||May 5, 2011|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Alcon Entertainment, Wild Ocean Films, 2S Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Jennie Snyder Urman|
|Casts||:||Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield, Ashley Williams, Steve Howey, Jill Eikenberry, Leia Thompson, Sarah Baldwin, Lindsay Ryan, Anne Bergstedt Jordanova, Rosemary Howard, Peyton List|
|Plot Keywords||:||new york, alcohol, based on novel, secret, cheating, birthday, destroy, friends, crush, lawyer, best friend, wedding, pregnancy, relationship, celebration, roses, lying, flashback, engaged, loyal, liaison, confidant|
"Something Borrowed" is a predictable interpretation on a love triangle story that's as old as the ages. Girl likes boy, boy likes girl, girls best friend steals boy, boy and girl eventually get together. This movie is suitable for a girls night in with a couple bottles of wine. Being a guy, this movie was actually quite enjoyable. A bit dialogue heavy and not enough car chases, but enjoyable none the less. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin plays the lovable geek Rachel with Colin Egglesfield playing the love interest, Dex. Kate Hudson plays the vampy best friend Darcy and to round up the cast, John Krasinski, as the offbeat comedic relief complete with devastating one-liners.
The idea that 'best friends are forever' are tested in this movie filled with infidelity. The premise is that Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) falls in love with Dex (Colin Egglesfield) during their stint in college. One night over drinks, Darcy is introduced to the mix and the dynamic between all three changes. Rachel maintains the pent up affection for Dex whom she cannot have. Darcy continues blissfully unaware. Dex reciprocates Rachel's pent up longing.
Stylistically, the movie should attract Sex and the City devotees with all the urban shots of downtown nightclubbing and long strolls through filled city streets. Complete with shots in the Hamptons and London, England, Carrie from Sex and the City would approve.
Predictable story and ending not withholding, "Something Borrowed" is enjoyable to watch, but only if you have an hour and a half to kill. My girlfriend commented that the book was much better than the movie. Well played roles by Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski keep the viewer engaged and entertained. I give this movie three and a half wine glasses for the girls and two beer bottles for the guys.